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Early team news for the 176th Manchester derby

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has a fully fit squad to choose from for Saturday’s Manchester derby, with the exception of the injured Sergio Romero.

The Reds have been boosted by the return to full fitness of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera in the past week, while Daley Blind is also back in full training and took part in the Friday morning session at the Aon Training Complex.
But Sergio Romero remains absent, with the boss suggesting last week that the goalkeeper could be out for
“a few weeks”
after picking up an injury on international duty with Argentina, following a clash with Diego Costa during his country’s 6-1 friendly defeat by Spain.  

Speaking in an interview with MUTV’s Mark Sullivan on Friday afternoon, the boss reported a clean bill of health for his squad ahead of the Premier League clash with local rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, apart from Romero.

“Everybody is coming back but Sergio [Romero] is injured,”
he said.

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